This job expired on 9 October 2023

  • Start date details

    January 2024

  • Closing date

    9 October 2023 at 9am

  • Date listed

    22 September 2023

Job details

Job role

  • Teacher

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Geography, Science

Working pattern

Full time

Contract type


Full-time equivalent salary

£52,659.00 - £58,105.00 Annually (Actual) L8-12 - pay award pending

Lead Practitioner ( 2 roles) job summary

1 Lead Practitioner for Geography (Humanities)

1 Lead Practitioner for Science (Chemistry/Physics specialism would be an advantage)

We are now in a position to be able to expand our Teaching and Learning Team and recruit for two Lead Practitioner posts on a permanent basis. The successful candidates will have a whole school Teaching and Learning responsibility and at least one area of responsibility within their own Department/ Faculty area. Whole school responsibilities will be agreed between the successful candidates and the Assistant Headteacher and Head of Academy and tailored towards the strengths of the successful candidates. The Teaching & Learning whole school focus will be based on Academy need and may change from year to year as we develop. This is an exciting opportunity to further develop your expertise in your subject area; but to also contribute to and have an impact on whole school improvement.  Please read the candidate information pack for more details.

This comes at an exciting time within our development of Washwood Heath Multi Academy Trust, a family of 7 schools (one all-through, two secondaries and four primaries) serving the East of Birmingham. We believe that we are stronger working in partnership to serve the children and families of our community. 

Washwood Heath Academy

You will have the ability to implement improvement throughout the Academy and have a passion and firm commitment for raising standards in teaching and learning, and encouraging pupils to develop a love of learning.

The successful candidates will:

·        Promote a love of lifelong learning

·        Have excellent leadership, organisational and management skills

·        Demonstrate the ability to build on success and manage change

·        Show commitment to a culture of continuous improvement that promotes excellence for staff and pupils alike and builds on our current Ofsted rating

·        Demonstrate excellent inter-personal and communication skills with the ability to articulate a clear vision for the area of teaching and learning and support positive           relationships across the Trust

·        Contribute significantly to the wider development of all schools within the Trust

We can offer you:

  • Enthusiastic, well behaved learners who engage positively with school life
  • A hard-working, motivated and engaged staff and governors, who care deeply about the outcomes for children and young people
  • A culture of support for all staff
  •  MAT-wide continued professional development opportunities to enable practical and research based school improvement initiatives
  • High level of support and coaching from the Lead Practitioners and the Assistant Headteacher for T&L
  • A competitive salary and access to a generous pension scheme
  • Free on-site parking
  • The opportunity to be part of a Trust that provides a full suite of benefits and rewards to support wellbeing including access to a 24/7 Employee Assistance Programme, cycle to work scheme and contribution to glasses for DSE users.
  • Generous terms and conditions such as annual leave and sick pay

For an informal discussion, please contact Christopher Davy, Assistant Headteacher for Teaching and Learning, cdavy@washwood.academy

N.B. CVs will not be accepted

We value our people and are dedicated to making sure that everybody feels empowered to bring their authentic self to work. We have an outstanding opportunity to work at Washwood Heath Academy as a Leading Practitioner.

We promise to treat all candidates fairly, consistently and with respect throughout the application, assessment, and selection process.

We are also “happy to talk flexible working” subject to the operational requirements of the role.

This post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and the amendments to the Exceptions Order 1975, 2013 and 2020. Which means that when applying for certain jobs and activities certain spent convictions and cautions are ‘protected’, so they do not need to be disclosed to employers, and if they are disclosed, employers cannot take them into account. Further information about filtering offences can be found in the DBS filtering guide.

This post is covered by Part 7 of the Immigration Act (2016) and therefore the ability to speak fluent spoken English is an essential requirement for this role.

Washwood Heath Academy is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff to share this commitment.  An enhanced DBS check is required for all successful applicants.

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Commitment to safeguarding

Our organisation is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults. We expect all staff, volunteers and trustees to share this commitment.

Our recruitment process follows the keeping children safe in education guidance.

Offers of employment may be subject to the following checks (where relevant):
childcare disqualification
Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS)
online and social media
prohibition from teaching
right to work
satisfactory references
suitability to work with children

You must tell us about any unspent conviction, cautions, reprimands or warnings under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975.

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About Washwood Heath Academy

School type
Academy, ages 4 to 18
School size
1719 pupils enrolled
Age range
4 to 18

School location

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